We would like to introduce to you our most favorite patients here at the Simulation Center. They are always very cooperative and hardly ever have a negative thing to say about the service they are provided. We are grateful for our patients as they endure many hardships on a regular basis, from giving birth 40 times a day, to traumatic motorcycle accidents, and they even endHalure being transferred single-handedly, potato sack style, by our technicians. This is a tribute to our patients, here at the Medical Simulation Center.
“It’s not easy giving birth 40 times a day.” –Lupe
Lucy and Lupe are our maternal and neonatal birthing simulators manufactured by Gaumard. These manikins allow our learners to practice normal, breech, and other complex deliveries. Our technicians are able to change the birthing manikin’s vital signs, and alter the fetal heart monitor during the scenario.
“I bet you didn’t know I have a sweat knob in my abdomen.” –Arnold
Arnold is our METI iStan manikin. He has heart, bowel and breath sounds, realist skin, reactive eyes phonation sounds, a hemorrhage system, secretion ability, and various advanced features. He really does have a sweat knob.
“I’ve had more operations than you.” –Sam
Sam is a full scale patient simulator. His quote portrays his competitive nature toward the other patients here at the MSC. He is manufactured by Laerdal, and is primarily used in the MSC Operating Room for various procedures. Take a look at the link for a detailed description of Sam’s functions.
Katie is our SimBaby manufactured by Laerdal. Katie allows our learners to practice intravenous and intraosseus therapy, and defibrillation. She displays other physiological functions including a sunken or bulging fontanel, cyanosis, tongue edema, pharyngeal swelling and laryngospasm.
“Will I ever get out of this disaster?” –Chloe from her home in the Pre hospital Room
Chloe is always in the midst of chaos in her home in the Prehospital Room. Each day Chloe experiences something new, from earthquake to bomb-blast, or car accident to helicopter transport, Chloe is ready for any emergency scenario. Chloe allows our learners to practice task training skills such as IV insertion, catheter placement, physical exams, and transport preparation.
“I don’t even have a name, that’s how traumatic it is.” –Trauma Man
Trauma man may have the hardest life of any of our patients here at the MSC. He spends much of his time in the prehospital room with Chloe, although usually in much worse condition. It is not unusual to find Trauma man with various bumps, bruises, lacerations, and limbs just barely attached. While he may be in bad condition, he is the focal point for many of our emergency responders, and his life is always in good hands.
“I’m kind of disappointed that it’s not even a surprise anymore that I have super ventricular tachycardia.” –Harvey
Harvey is our Cardiopulmonary patient simulator manufactured by Laerdal. Harvey simulates a total of 30 heart sounds, 9 auscultation areas, and 6 breath sound areas. He is a valuable tool for our learners as they practice listening to the heart and lungs, finding correct placement of their stethoscopes, and differentiating among the sounds of heart diseases.
“They could at least make sure I’m not responsive.” –Intubation Torso after 5 med students practice intubation for the first time.
Our torsos allow our learners to practice intubation techniques, bagging, and observing for equal chest rise and fall.
IV Access Arms and Central Line Torsos
“Ouch!” –IV Access Arms and Central Line Torsos, in unison.
This IV access task trainer enables our learners to think critically and practice starting an IV in a simulated patient provided by the software.
“My son and I have spent every night in the ED for the past year...I hope this isn’t a reflection on my parenting.” –Hal
Apparent by his quote, Hal spends much of his time in the MSC Emergency Room. With his state of the art technology, he is able to present a wide variety of cases to our learners. Hal is manufactured by Gaumard and more information can be found on this manikin can be found on their website.
Hal Jr. (5 year old Hal)
“I’m five years old, and I have broken every bone in my body, had 100 bee stings, and have passed out more than 60 times because I was choking on a hot dog. My Dad calls me the problem child.” –Hal Jr.
Unfortunately, we have no reason to believe that he will ever grow out of his clumsiness, or ever be without ailment. Even so, he is a great sport, always willing to take on the next challenge, broken bone, or anaphylactic reaction so that our learners have realistic training. Take a look at 5 year old Hal’s functions on Guamard’s website.